According to OPM’s monthly progress report on its retirement claims backlog, the number of claims received in October was much lower than the number received in September, but the number of claims actually processed was about the same as the previous month.
8,138 claims were received in October, down from 11,952 received in September, a roughly 32% drop.
Despite the lower number of new claims, 12,228 were processed in October which is roughly on par with the 12,563 processed in September. Due to the smaller number of incoming claims and the high number processed in the month, the total number of outstanding claims is now down to 37,086 from 41,176 in September.
The complete statistics from 2012 are listed in the table below.
|Month||Projected Claims Received||Projected Claims Processed||Projected
Inventory (inventory plus claims less processed)
|Actual Claims Received||Actual Claims Processed||Inventory (inventory plus claims less processed)|